Looking for a healthy and delicious snack? Look no further than our Vegan Avocado Hummus! This creamy green dip is packed with healthy fats from ripe avocados and has an ultra-smooth texture. Plus, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy it.
Perfect for dipping veggies or spreading on toast, our Avocado Hummus is sure to become a new favorite.
If you love hummus and guacamole as much as we do but don’t know which one to choose for your next party, then make this avocado hummus! It’s the best combination of your two favorite dips in a creamy green hummus packed with healthy fats from avocado.
It’s a combination of Mexican flavors and Mediterranean cuisine in one dip.
Ingredients and Substitutions
All you need to make creamy hummus with avocado are:
- Canned Chickpeas – Drain the chickpeas, but you don’t need to peel them. You can make hummus with canned butter beans or pinto beans.
- Ripe Avocado – Ripe but with no dark spot on their flesh. If your avocados show dark black areas, remove, and discard them. These parts add a bitter flavor and brown the dip too much.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Olive oil brings an amazing Mediterranean flavor to the dip, but you can also use avocado oil.
- Salt and Pepper – to taste.
- Lime Juice – Lime Juice can be replaced with lemon juice.
- Ground Cumin – for taste.
- Hulled Tahini or unhulled tahini, but keep in mind that unhulled sesame seeds in tahini make the dip slightly bitter. You can make hummus without tahini. Add more olive oil, or swap for coconut Greek yogurt or sunflower seed butter to add a similar creaminess to the hummus.
- Garlic – You can use fresh crushed garlic or garlic powder.
- Iced Water – to thin out the dip.
- Fresh Cilantro – Some people don’t appreciate the flavor of cilantro and find it tastes like soap. If so, feel free to add other herbs instead of cilantro, like fresh parsley or Italian parsley.
How To Make Vegan Avocado Hummus
It’s very easy to make this green avocado hummus dip recipe. You need a food processor or high-speed blender like a Vitamix to make this hummus.
- First, add tahini, olive oil, peeled whole garlic, and lime juice in the blender. Blend on low speed (speed 3 of a Vitamix blender) for about 30 seconds. Blend until the garlic and liquid form a creamy paste.
- Stop the blender, and add the remaining ingredients, except the water. Start by adding canned, drained chickpeas, avocado flesh, cumin, salt, pepper, and fresh cilantro.
- Blend again on low-medium speed and, using your blender’s tamper attachment, push down the ingredients to the blade.
- Blend until all the ingredients are creamy. Now, blend on low speed and gradually add iced water, one tablespoon at a time, until your reach the desired consistency.
This makes the dip creamier and thinner. Add as much water as you like depending on how thin you like your avocado hummus. The more water, the thinner the dip will be.
You can garnish this avocado hummus with the following delicious toppings and additions:
- Pine Nuts
- Chopped Walnuts
- Smoked Paprika
- Fresh Parsley, Dill, or Cilantro
Serving Avocado Hummus
This creamy avocado hummus is better served fresh and therefore, I recommend storing the dip in the fridge for a few hours before serving.
Then, serve with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of chili powder or chili flakes, and sea salt flakes.
You can serve it as a dip, spread, or sauce.
As A Dip To Dig In
This avocado hummus is a healthy game day appetizer and perfect for dipping so many different kinds of food, like:
- Raw Carrot Sticks
- Red Peppers Sticks
- Cucumber Sticks
- Raw Celery Sticks
- Homemade Pita Chips
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Tortilla Chips
- Healthy Crackers
As A Spread
You can also use this hummus as a healthy spread to replace mayonnaise in sandwiches or wraps.
You can use it with mashed chickpeas, grilled tofu, or sundried tomatoes to make delicious lunch sandwiches.
Use some of the bread recipes below to make your hummus avocado sandwiches:
As A Sauce
You can use hummus as a healthy sauce on grilled vegetables. It’s a delicious, healthier swap for vegan mayonnaise or sauce made from vegetable oil.
Like any dip made from creamy avocado, this dip will slightly turn brown in the fridge. It’s better to eat the leftover avocado hummus within four days and store it in an airtight container with a drizzle of olive oil on top to prevent the avocado from oxidizing.
When storing leftovers in their serving bowl, wrap the top with plastic wrap to avoid air coming in contact with the dip. If the dip browns on the top, give it a good stir before eating. The color won’t change the taste of the dip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are my answers to your most common questions about this hummus avocado dip recipe.
Yes, you can cook your own dry chickpeas and use 15 ounces (400g) of cooked, cold chickpeas.
Yes, avocado always turns slightly brown after a few days in the fridge.
To prevent this, drizzle some olive oil on top of the dip and store it in a sealed, airtight container.
Always seal the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid.
Stir before serving to remove any brown color.
You can freeze avocado hummus in airtight zip-lock bags and thaw them in the fridge the day before.
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Vegan Avocado Hummus
- In a small bowl, add water and ice cubes. This is the iced water you will use at the end.
- In a food processor or high-speed blender, add the olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic. Process on medium speed (speed 3 of a Vitamix blender) for 30 seconds until creamy.
- Add ripe avocado flesh. Make sure there’s no dark spot, or the hummus will be bitter. Add the drained, canned chickpeas, salt, pepper, cumin, and cilantro.
- Process on medium-high speed until smooth. If too thick to your liking, keep processing while adding some of the iced water gradually. I always add 3-4 tablespoons, but you can add more or less depending on how thick you like your hummus. Stop when the texture fits your liking.
- Store the avocado hummus in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days. Drizzle olive oil on top to keep the dip from browning. If browning appears, simply stir the hummus before serving.